Top 10 Athletes Best Remembered for One Bad PlayThese are the top 10 athletes who either have may or may not have great careers and yet, are best remembered for one bad play.
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With the Bills down 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV, Scott Norwood missed what would've been the game-winning field goal in the loss to the New York Giants.
Ernest Byner had the game-tying touchdown in sight for the Cleveland Browns in the 1987 AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos. But a strip from a Broncos defensive player forced a fumble and the Browns lost the game.
Down by one in the 1993 NCAA Title game against North Carolina, Chris Webber of Michigan, who wasn't called for traveling, called a timeout. The only problem was that Michigan didn't have a timeout. Tar Heels ended up winning 77-71.
I'm pretty sure Chris Webber's stellar career supersedes that one college play.
In Super Bowl XIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers and down 21-14, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith dropped what would've been a game-tying touchdown pass in the end zone. Dallas settled for a field goal to trail by four points. They lost the game by four points at 35-31.
The Butt Fumble QB
Perfect from field goals and extra points all season long, kicker Gary Anderson missed a game-sealing kick for the Minnesota Vikings that would've given the Vikings a Super Bowl trip. Atlanta tied the game and won it in overtime.
After Michael Jordan gave North Carolina a 63-62 lead in the 1982 NCAA Title game, Fred Brown of Georgetown made a critical turnover when he threw a pass directly to James Worthy of North Carolina and Georgetown lost.
With a chance to tie and beat the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks forward Charles Smith was blocked multiple times by Scottie Pippen and the Bulls won the game and the series.
A great player who is almost entirely remembered for the ground ball that went between his legs. Such a shame.
At the 1994 World Cup, Colombian defender Andres Escobar accidentally scored an own goal allowing the United States to take a 1-0 lead in a 2-1 victory for the Americans. Escobar was later murdered for the mistake.
Despite a hall-of-fame career, Dennis Eckersley is best remembered for giving up a walk-off homer to an injured Kirk Gibson of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series, which the Oakland A's lost in five games.
He missed the game winning field goal against Seattle in the playoffs a few years ago.